Things to See

Things to See in the Languedoc: Historic Abbeys, Priories, Monastries and Convents:
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Fontfroide Abbey. One of the great Cistercian abbeys (XIIth century) in an excellent state of preservation. Privately owned, but open to the public. In the Aude département. Click on the following link for more on the Fontfroide Abbey Next.
Lagrasse Abbey, in the Corbières in the Aude département. Click on the following link for more on the Abbey of Lagrasse Lagrasse Abbey Next.
Saint-Papoul. in the Aude département. Click on the following link for more on the Saint-Papoul AbbeyNext.
Saint-Hilaire. in the Aude département. Click on the following link for more on the Saint-Hilaire AbbeyNext.
Alet les Bains in the Aude département. Click on the following link for more on the Abbey at Alet-les-Bains Next.
Villelongue in the Aude département
Saint Polycarpe in the Aude département
Caunes-Minervois in the Aude département
Saint Martin Le Vieil in the Aude département
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert in the Hérault département. It is one of several World Heritage sites in the Languedoc. Click on the following link for more on the Abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert
Chartreuse de Valbonne: in the Gard département Large medieval monastery located in a forest. Offers visits, wine-making, bed and breakfast, cultural events, rental for seminars. WEbsite covers history, activities, and wines.
Saint-Félix-de-Montceau in the Hérault département
Valmagne A well preserved Cistercian abbey in the Hérault département classified as a Monument Historique and open to the public. Click on the following link for more on the Abbey of Valmagne
Saint Gilles: in the Gard département on the border of the Camargue, the ancient seat of the The House of Toulouse. It is one of several World Heritage sites in the Languedoc. Click here for more about St-Gilles Next.
Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa in the Pyrénées-Orientales département. Benedictine monks have been here since 578. The Abbey is pre-Romanesque and the cloister (in pink marble) Ronanesque. Concerts during the festival Pablo Casals at nearby Prades. Tel: 04 68 96 13 35
Saint-Martin-du-Canigou in the Pyrénées-Orientales département. Abbey Church and cloister of the XI-XIIth centuries. Tel: 04 68 05 50 03.
Prieuré de Serrabona (literally, the Priory of the Good Mountain) in the Pyrénées-Orientales département. Consecrated in 1151 and classified as a Monument Historique in 1838. Beautiful capitals in the cloister. Open 10am-6pm, except Public Holidays. Entry charge. (Turn off the N116 onto the D618 then follow the signs).